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Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina
Ranked #131 of 279 Hotels in San Diego
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“great value and location”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

We stayed here twice in quick succession, before and after a trip to Hawaii.

During our stay, there was ongoing renovation work, but the staff were friendly and efficient and kept the disruption to a minimum.

Our rooms were large and clean and the breakfast was normal motel fare. Tea and coffee were constantly available at the front desk.

The location is superb if you are interested in boats, fishing, wildlife etc. It was an ideal location for us to visit both the coastal areas and the city centre with ease. We didn't have a car, but found the access to public transport to be easy and frequent.

We will return next time we are lucky enough to be in San Diego.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you for staying with us. We feel privileged to be a place for international travelers to stay. Close to attractions and the airport, we look forward to an opportunity to serve you again should you make it to San Diego again.
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

This was a perfect spot for us for 2 weeks in Point Loma - right on the marina, so close to Shelter Island & Liberty Station, and best of all so close to Ocean Beach and Kellogg Beach! The room and the beds were so comfortable, and the staff made us feel warm and welcome. Both Isabel and Margarita were extremely helpful and friendly! We enjoyed swimming in the heated pool, even in December. We walked just a short distance to enjoy the San Diego Holiday Boat Parade, and of course loved going to Point Loma Seafood next door. The free breakfast was so convenient, as we have two kids. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you Rachel. My staff and I could not be more pleased to hear that you and your family really enjoyed your stay. We feel our property and location has a lot to offer and we are happy you feel the same. We look forward to opportunity to serve you again in the future.
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Right up front, the hair dryer and toilet seat was broken. Hair dryer issues are not known until you are in need and, therefore, can be a serious problem when staying alone. Otherwise, the location next to one of the popular seafood restaurants is pretty spectacular. We stayed here to be near the airport and that seemed to work ok. The bed was particularly comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
My staff and I are grateful for your business. We appreciate your review comments and will be better for them. We now have hair dryers in every room, and they do work. We keep spares at our front desk in case a guest needs an extra. We are sorry that there was an issue, but we hope that you will give us another chance to show you that we listen and care about you and all of our guests.
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We've stayed at the Vagabond Inn in Point Loma several times. It is close to Point Loma Seafood, the marinas, and the ocean. I went for a walk along the paved path and down to the docks where I watched pelicans and sea lions wait impatiently for scraps from the fishing boats. I was very nervous upon check-in when I realized that I had made our reservation for the following night, but the manager, Joshua, cleared everything up and we had a quiet, clean, and comfortable room.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Thank you for staying with us. We are pleased we could provide you with a quiet, clean. comfortable room. Sounds like it was just what you needed. My staff and I are grateful for your gracious comments and hope to have an opportunity to serve you again.
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Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Familiar with area and Point Loma Seafood restaurant next door were enough reasons to stay here. Off season so rates are low. Greeted by Carlos. Nice kid but needs to smile. Seemed bothered by us at first. We used hotel.com so he seemed a little confused. Smiles don't cost anything. Rooms tiny and a little rundown. Building needs a little loving. Food next door was awesome! Could come back.

  • Stayed October 2013
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Thank you for your review Chiando. My staff and I appreciate your business and are pleased you have the same reverence for our Point Loma community. While we do not have a team member named Carlos, we will use your comments to better the way we approach service with all of our guests.
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Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

This quiet little motel is in a really great location. Our room was clean, beds are great, with a view of the marina. You must eat at Mitch's, right on the pier, a 2 min walk. If you want to go fishing stay here. If you want to have a nice place to stay and not break the bank stay here. Staff was great! Thanks Vagabond!

Stayed October 2013
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
My staff and I are grateful for your business and compliments. We hope to serve you again should you need our great place on the marina.
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We spent 3 nights there. It's dated but clean. The room is very small but good enough if you are only looking for a place to sleep. Really good location for the Marina area. Continental breakfast was minimal but okay. We were going for an early walk every morning due to the excellent location! We tried a couple restaurants in the area. They were good. We paid $17 for a cab to go to Seaworld. We also bought a day pass ($7) for the bus to go to the Zoo and used the this ticket to visit the SD downtown. Yes I would go back to this hotel!

A couple in their forties + 13 year old

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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vagabondinnpl, General Manager at Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your comments. My staff and I are pleased you find our location convenient and of value. Great information concerning you commute around our city area. We hope to serve you again.
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Property: Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina
Address: 1325 Scott Street, San Diego, CA 92106-2726 (Formerly Vagabond Inn San Diego (Point Loma))
Location: United States > California > San Diego
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in San Diego
#45 Business Hotel in San Diego
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Vagabond Inn - San Diego Airport Marina 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Vagabond Inn is steps away from Harbor Drive and Shelter Island, bayside near the landings and marina boardwalk, and a few minutes from San Diego Int'l Airport. Complete with heated pool, full continental breakfast, complimentary wifi, cable with HBO, and a 24 hour service desk, this Vagabond Inn is an excellent choice. All guestrooms are non-smoking with a fridge and microwave. Pet Friendly rooms and view rooms available upon request. ... more   less 
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